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    Minnesota United announced Saturday six new regular-season games through mid-September, and the Loons’ three scheduled home games won’t have fans at Allianz Field out of precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. MLS said it will release the rest of each club’s 18-game schedule in September while coordinating with medical officials and considering travel restrictions in between...
    All Times EDT All matches played at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Knockout Stage Saturday, July 25 Orlando City 1, Montreal Impact 0 Philadelphia Union 1, New England Revolution 0 Sunday, July 26 Toronto...
    As Minnesota United has advanced to the final four in the MLS is Back Tournament, the Loons have shown they belong in the league’s top tier. But one question remains: Are they still underdogs? Head coach Adrian Heath has routinely said yes, fueling this debate in his comments to reporters. However, center back and team...
    Minnesota United has wanted another French fullback for more than a year. As Romain Metanire arrived and performed at an MLS All-Star level in 2019, the Loons were trying to sign of another Ligue 1 defender but were unsuccessful with that unidentified target. Monday, Minnesota announced the addition of one: Bakaye Dibassy, a French defender...
    The delirium prompted by scoring a goal can lead a player down many paths. With the spotlight on his back, goal scorers can sprint off erratically for a solo parade or stop to do a pre-planned celebration; he can seek a group hug from teammates on the field; or he can beeline off the stage...
    AKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a quarterfinal match Saturday. Lod and Jacori Hayes scored first-half goals 90 seconds apart to give...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a quarterfinal match Saturday. Lod and Jacori Hayes scored first-half goals 90 seconds apart to give...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a quarterfinal match Saturday. Lod and Jacori Hayes scored first-half goals 90 seconds apart to give...
    The San Jose Earthquakes’ beautiful run in the MLS Is Back tournament came to a crashing end Saturday. Minnesota United disrupted the Quakes’ potent offense to score a dominating 4-1 victory in a quarterfinal game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. United will face Orlando SC (2-1-2, overall) on Thursday...
    United FC head coach Adrian Heath and midfielder Jan Gregus refrained from sharing their true views of goalkeeper Tyler Miller’s new mustache, but both agreed, with the Loons winning in the MLS is Back Tournament, it shouldn’t be shaved for superstition sake. “Oh, my god, I can’t really tell you what I think about it,”...
    An annual school-supply drive will be held this year — with a twist. Normally, hundreds of volunteers meet for the Action Day event, to pack backpacks with school supplies for about 40,000 children. But this year, volunteers will pack the backpacks in their homes, and officials will deliver them to the students. The Virtual Action...
    When Ike Opara — the 2019 MLS defender of the year — did not  travel to the MLS is Back Tournament because of an undisclosed pre-existing condition, Minnesota United’s odds for success looked longer. But Jose Aja has stepped in to fill Opara’s center-back spot and helped the Loons advance out of Group D and...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ethan Finlay scored a pair of first-half goals for Minnesota United, but Jonathan Lewis’ third goal of the season early in the second half gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The draw locked up second place in Group D...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ethan Finlay scored a pair of first-half goals for Minnesota United, but Jonathan Lewis’ third goal of the season early in the second half gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The draw locked up second place in Group...
    Room service containers had been piling up on Minnesota United’s floor at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., one day this month when a few Loons players thought it would be a good time to play pranks. Jan Gregus, Marlon Hairston and Kevin Molino were in on it, sneaking around to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The PGA Tour is in Minnesota this week with the 3M Open teeing off Thursday. No spectators will be on the course at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine because of the pandemic. It’s a change from last year when more than 125,000 fans attended the nearly week-long event. The tournament’s fundraising, however,...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United played to a scoreless draw on Friday night in the MLS is Back tournament in a match in which scoring opportunities were limited for both sides. The teams remained at the top of Group D with four points, although Real Salt Lake has the...
    Portland mayor tells Trump: Get your troops out of my city America’s abandoned diners, restaurants and supermarkets Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United play to 0-0 draw © APWF Real Salt Lake defender Marcelo Silva (30) and Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) battle for the ball during the first half of a soccer match...
    On July 22 the Minnesota Wild will host an Essential Supply Drive in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way and Toyota. The drive will be at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Xcel Energy Center and St. Paul RiverCentre along Kellogg Blvd. The first 150 people who donate will receive a Kevin Fiala autographed...
    REUNION, FLORIDA - JULY 12: Romain Metanire #19 of Minnesota United runs the ball past Gerso #12 of Sporting Kansas City in the first half during a match in the MLS Is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 12, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. Minnesota United won 2-1. (Photo by Emilee...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored in the seventh-minute of second-half stoppage time as Minnesota United rallied with two late goals to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The opener of Group D was highly entertaining and switched midway through the second half...
    After a four-month absence, the Loons became the first Minnesota pro sports team to return to games amid the coronavirus pandemic. Then they treated supporters with some late heroic. Minnesota United was able to fight back to steal a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City in a Group D match at the MLS is...
    Minnesota United is pursuing the addition of French center back Bakaye Dibassy, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press on Sunday. Dibassy, 30, has played for Amiens in France’s Ligue 1 since 2016 and the Paris-born player has four appearances the Mali national team. Fellow MLS club D.C. United was interested in Dibassy...
    Minnesota United has had zero confirmed positive tests for COVID-19 since they arrived in Orlando, Fla., for the MLS is Back Tournament on June 28. Meanwhile, Sporting Kansas City — the Loons’ first opponent come 7 p.m. Sunday — has had one player test positive for the coronavirus, The Athletic reported Friday. “I’m...
    Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath started nine of his first-choice 11 players during a tune-up scrimmage against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. The two absences could be an issue for the Loons when the MLS is Back Tournament starts for them on Sunday. The missing Loons were center back Ike Opara,...
    In the early twentieth century, few meeting and event spaces in Minnesota were designed to be accessible to the state’s deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing community. In 1916, Margaret Brooks Thompson hired deaf architect Olof Hanson to design the Charles Thompson Memorial Hall in St. Paul in memory of her husband. It was the first social...
    One week before its schedule season restart, Minnesota United called off its tune-up scrimmage on Sunday night. The Loons and Columbus Crew each went to a field for their scheduled friendly in Orlando, Fla., but jointly decided in an “overabundance of caution” to not play each other amid COVID-19 concerns, a United spokesman told...
    Minnesota United defender Ike Opara did not travel with the team to Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament. He announced the news on via his Twitter account on Thursday morning, citing a “pre-existing condition” that he is continuing to rehab. It does not appear to be coronavrius-related. It’s unclear if Opara will join...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Major League Soccer is moving its teams to Florida to participate in the “MLS Is Back” tournament. Minnesota United FC will begin on July 12, facing Sporting Kansas City. They arrived in Orlando Sunday morning, and are now at the EPSN Wide World of Sports Complex inside Disney World — for the...
    An exodus is underway among Minnesota United’s youth academy players. With the Loons’ firing or furloughing its entire youth academy staff last week, players on the club’s Under-17 team and others within the younger three levels have left or have been exploring options at rival MLS academies and in college. Two players departed...
    Minnesota United has laid off or furloughed its entire youth academy staff, including director Tim Carter, the Loons chief soccer officer Manny Lagos confirmed Thursday to the Pioneer Press. The news, which was first reported by The Athletic, is part of the Loons’ cuts made Wednesday, and it puts the MLS-mandatory feeder program in...
    Minnesota United’s opening schedule for the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Fla., was revealed Wednesday. The Loons shared they will play three night games on ESPN/ESPN Deportes: Sporting Kansas City at 7 p.m. July 12, followed Real Salt Lake at 9:30 p.m. July 17 and then Colorado Rapids at 9:30 July 22. If...
    Gridlock surrounded Allianz Field in St. Paul late Friday morning. Traffic backed up from Snelling Avenue onto Interstate 94 exit ramps and all the side streets surrounding Minnesota United’s soccer stadium. With COVID-19, there was no Major League Soccer game to be played and rush-hour traffic has become a thing of the past. Some...
    Minnesota learned Thursday the three opponents they will face in the MLS is Back Tournament next month in Orlando, Fla. The Loons will play three Western Conference clubs in Group D: Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City and the Colorado Rapids. The tournament’s top seeds were announced Wednesday. In the Western Conference, it was Los...
    Minnesota United players did not practice on Monday, one day ahead of the reported deadline for the Major League Soccer Players Association to come to an agreement with the league on a return-to-play plan. The United have been holding voluntary practices at the National Sports Center in Blaine since May 12, but the decision...